Photo cred - Philippe Du Berger
Montrealers are proud people. We love to boast about how sexy our skyline is, how we have the best hockey team, and how amazing our nightlife is, among other things. But there are also a lot of things that Montrealers are proud of that we don't necessarily tell people. We just don't have to. These things have become so obvious to us, that they don't really need to be said. Besides, if we did start bragging about these things as well, the rest of Canada wouldn't stand a chance. That, or we know realistically only other Montrealers would relate. Either way, read on to see if you agree.
1. Ability to speak two languages
We know all the words to the National Anthem in both languages. Ain't no thang.
Photo cred - Beccaplay
2. The way our cabbies drive
Our cab drivers are known to be serious dicks sometimes, and that's not even getting into the recent sexual assault accusations, but we are definitely happy they drive like assholes when we're running late to something and need to get across town at rush hour.
3. Having friends who live in the West Island
Admit it, you judge your friends who don't live downtown, but you are damn glad to visit them when you're looking to escape Montreal's poo smell.
4. Being the first to patent Peanut Butter
Not only are we responsible for making jelly sandwiches exponentially better, Montrealers also gave the world Trivial Pursuit, the snowblower, the 3D puzzle, and many other things. You're welcome.
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5. You know how to pronounce Pie-IX
The list of places in Montreal that are virtually unpronounceable to outsiders is a long one. Does not even phase us.
6. The diversity of our strip clubs
While we don't really call it Sin City anymore, Montreal's wide range and availability of strip clubs in is still might impressive. You can't beat it, well unless that's what you're into (zing).
7. That Celine Dion is one of us
Yep, Celine Dion is not only the best-selling Canadian artist in history but also one of the best-selling artists of all time. Just a small town girl from Quebec. No big deal.
Photo cred - Robert Harwood
8. We call it a soft drink, not pop
One of the easiest ways to tell a Montrealer and a Torontonian apart is how they call a sweet, carbonated drink. Just one of many things that differentiates us, but they don't need us to rub it in their face all the time.
9. Pwning winter
Whether it's driving at 120km/h through a blizzard, rocking bare legs and stilettos to the club, or just getting shit done in general when it's -30 outside, Montrealers don't let winter get in our way. Sure we bitch about it like whiny little girls, but we know that most other countries couldn't handle it like we do.
10. Commending Mayor Denis Coderre
Ya, ya. Supporting politicians is soo politically-incorrect, and yes, Denis Coderre does have a few blemishes in his track record, but since being elected, the Mayor of Montreal has done alot of things right for the city. For the first time in years, people actually know who the mayor of Montreal is, and not in the Rob Ford kind of way.
11. Skating is second-nature to us
Hockey, for all intents and purpose, was officially born in Montreal, and thus, pretty much every kid grows up learning how to skate. Even if you don't particularly like ice skating, chances are you would know what to do if you someone strapped skates to your feet.
12. Our non-wussy beer
Let's be real, anything under 6% is light beer. In fact, some Montrealers don't even know that there exists such a thing.
Photo cred - 40ozmaltliquor
13. How liberal we are about marijuana
With the recent anti-pot campaign the government of Canada recently released, Montrealers should probably keep our open-mindedness regarding marijuana on the down-low. But we don't mind it here, just saying.
14. How much Froshees love this city
At the beginning of university school year, Montreal is taken over by rambunctious young freshman looking to commit as much debauchery as possible. This can be somewhat annoying and inconvenient for everyone else, but the fact is Froshees absolutely love partying in Montreal, and we're pretty proud of that.
15. Buying wine at the dep
In other provinces, buying alcohol means going to a special store, and those special stores have really inconvenient locations and even more inconvenient closing times. Not in Montreal. Nope. Turning a meal into a fancy meal is as easy as going to the dep (corner store).